Tuesday, May 23, 2006
There goes my hero...
A.J. Pierzynski! I have been touting this man for the past four years ever since I read an article about him chirping in the ears of opposing batters while catching. The dude is a menace. He disrupts the thought process of the enemy, consequently making them falter. Opposing players hate him, fans hate him, some of his own team mates probably hate him, but he's my hero. He is solid offensively and more importantly defensively (being a catcher). He calls a good game and is not afraid to pop off at the mouth. Many remember his antics last post season, when the caused one of the most controversial calls in memory by running out a swinging 3rd strike and prolonging the game for the ChiSox, who eventually won the game and World Series. The newest chapter in the saga of A.J. Pierzynski's career is his emphatic slapping of homeplate after absolutely bull-dozing catcher Michael Barrett. Barrett embarrassed and pissed off decides to punch A.J. in the mouth, allowing all hell broke loose and making it was a scene to remember. Thank you A.J. Pierzynski!